On dying before our time


On this Cicero says what will later be echoed by that great Antonine, Aurelius, and later by Shakespeare when they write the world is just a stage and each must play their own part.

Cicero writes

Away, then, with those follies such as that it is miserable to die before our time. What time do you mean? That of nature? But she had only lent you life, as she might lend you money, without fixing any certain time for its repayment. Have you any grounds of complaint, then, that she recalls it at her pleasure?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

13 thoughts on “On dying before our time

  1. nasimolo says:

    “O death, where is thy sting.” For death is merely a messenger

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  2. Eric Alagan says:

    No complaints. Just making the most of it 🙂

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  3. shelldigger says:

    That was well said.

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